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Leaving a legacy: 3L Arin Perkins reflects on new program that supports minority communities

Feb 20, 2024

After studying on small farms in Uruguay and learning about sustainability and agricultural impact on the environment, Perkins became interested in pursuing a career in environmental justice. However, she is still exploring possibilities within law.

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Summer program gives undergrad students from Greater Four Corners region a firsthand look at law school

Feb 20, 2024

The University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law is offering a free four-week residential summer program called “Law as Influence, Law as Change” (LAILAC) in June 2024 for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in law.

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Great Salt Lake legislative update: Feb. 15, 2024

Feb 16, 2024

In each week’s report, we will identify the most impactful bills (favorable or unfavorable) that could significantly affect Great Salt Lake.

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Utah Law faculty and programs featured in Daily Utah Chronicle

Feb 15, 2024

Our faculty members, along with the Pro Bono Initiative and Director Caisa Royer, have recently been featured in the University of Utah’s student-run newspaper, the Daily Utah Chronicle.

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Professor Randy Dryer receives 2024 Distinguished Faculty Service Award

Feb 14, 2024

Professor Randy Dryer has been selected as one of two recipients of the 2024 Distinguished Faculty Service Award from the U’s Bennion Center for Community Engagement.

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Utah Law faculty updates: January 2024

Feb 13, 2024

Each month, we’ll share notable updates—including presentations, publications, panels, and other invitations—from Utah Law faculty members.

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College of Law mourns Jan Graham, alum and former Utah attorney general

Feb 12, 2024

The S.J. Quinney College of Law mourns the loss of former Utah Attorney General Jan Graham, who passed away Jan. 29 at age 74 after fighting peritoneal cancer for nearly 10 years.

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Great Salt Lake legislative update: Feb. 8, 2024

Feb 08, 2024

In each week’s report, we will identify the most impactful bills (favorable or unfavorable) that could significantly affect Great Salt Lake.

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Arc Fellow Neida Morales hopes to advance diversity in the legal profession

Feb 07, 2024

Texas native Neida Morales recently received an Arc to Justice fellowship through the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Arc to Justice program. Born in Mexico, Morales moved to the United States just a few months later and grew up on a cattle ranch near Alpine, Texas, in the western corner of the state.

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Professor Amos Guiora quoted in Washington Post article about Hockey Canada scandal

Feb 05, 2024

Professor Amos Guiora, an expert in complicity law and director of the S.J. Quinney College of Law Bystander Initiative, was quoted in a Washington Post article about Hockey Canada’s sexual assault scandal.

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Professor Teneille Brown files amicus brief in case of drug mule unaware she was carrying drugs

Feb 02, 2024

Professor Teneille Brown, along with more than 20 other evidence law professors, filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Delilah Guadalupe Diaz v. United States (No. 23-14) on Friday, Feb. 2. 

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3L Drake Walker discusses friendship and faith at Utah Law with Humans at the U

Feb 01, 2024

“I’m from Rexburg, Idaho, originally, and I am a very stereotypical Idaho boy—I grew up working in the potato fields and quickly realized that I did not want to be a potato farmer for the rest of my life. I knew education would be an important part of achieving that.”

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Communication: A Core Conflict Competency

Feb 01, 2024

In 2023, I wrote a series of blogs exploring key conflict competencies—i.e., core skills for making conflict productive. These competencies are summarized in my blog […]

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Great Salt Lake legislative update: Feb. 1, 2024

Jan 31, 2024

In each week’s report, we will identify the most impactful bills (favorable or unfavorable) that could significantly affect Great Salt Lake.

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Professor RonNell Andersen Jones publishes guest essay in The New York Times about E. Jean Carroll verdict

Jan 30, 2024

Professor RonNell Andersen Jones, a First Amendment expert, wrote a guest essay in The New York Times about the E. Jean Carroll libel verdict.

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Great Salt Lake legislative update: Jan. 25, 2024

Jan 25, 2024

In each week’s report, we will identify the most impactful bills (favorable or unfavorable) that could significantly affect Great Salt Lake.

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MLS alumni spotlight: Glen Proctor

Jan 25, 2024

Glen Proctor graduated with the in-person master of legal studies (MLS) class of 2022. Get to know him better in this alumni spotlight.

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Great Salt Lake Project launches and publishes report on legal risks of declining lake

Jan 24, 2024

The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law has launched the Great Salt Lake Project (GSL Project)—a new initiative analyzing legal pathways to address the critical environmental challenges facing the Great Salt Lake.

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Hear from health law experts by participating in the Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

Jan 23, 2024

Join the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences (LABS) at the S.J. Quinney College of Law for the Law and Biomedicine Colloquium, which offers semi-weekly seminar-style discussions of health law.

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Act II: Professor Jensie Anderson’s Post-Conviction Clinic gives clients a second chance

Jan 22, 2024

Though she earned a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in theater performance from the University of Utah and spent five years pursuing acting in Houston and New York City before beginning law school, Professor Jensie Anderson hadn’t set foot on stage for nearly 30 years. That changed in fall 2023.

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Great Salt Lake legislative update: Jan. 18, 2024

Jan 19, 2024

A key focus of the Great Salt Lake Project is the Great Salt Lake Policy Accelerator, which encourages policymakers to prioritize and accelerate law and policy to effectuate the meaningful change the lake so desperately needs. This short legislative and policy update will be provided on a weekly basis during the Utah legislative session.

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Professor Cliff Rosky weighs in on proposed Utah bill requiring schools to display the Ten Commandments

Jan 18, 2024

Professor Clifford Rosky, a constitutional law expert, recently spoke to KSL News about a proposed Utah bill that would require public schools to display the Ten Commandments.

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Video spotlights: See why these six students love Utah Law

Jan 16, 2024

Want to hear directly from students about their passions within law school? Get to know Diana Pogosyan, Landon Evans, Brooklyn Lindsey, Michael Meszaros, Anna Hall, and Carter Moore in this new student spotlight video.

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From barre to bar: 3L Alex McFarlin prepares for new career in litigation

Jan 11, 2024

3L Alex McFarlin grew up in Tennessee and trained in a professional ballet school there. At 18, he auditioned for Ballet West in New York City and earned a spot in their secondary company in Utah, working his way up from there before retiring as a first soloist in 2021.

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Guiding changes to public health services: Meet Arc Fellow Hannah Bruce

Jan 09, 2024

Hannah Bruce, a Nova Scotia native, originally moved to Utah to play Division 1 soccer at Utah Valley University in 2016 — a move that launched several other opportunities around the globe.

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2023 EDR Blog Year in Review

Jan 04, 2024

As we enter the new year, we are reflecting on where we’ve been and where we’re going. As part of that, we’re looking back at […]

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Honoring a single mother’s sacrifice: Kroesche family expands scholarship program to Utah Law

Jan 03, 2024

Navigating law school as a single parent has been challenging, but an understanding S.J. Quinney staff and faculty—and help from the Beatrice F. Kroesche Memorial Scholarship—have made the journey easier for 2L Paulina Barboza.

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